Kate interviews Claude AnShin Thomas, an ordained Buddhist Monk, Combat Vetran, Author, Speaker & founder of the Zaltho Foundation. He was born in the US and first exposed to violence by an abusive childhood. At age 18, he volunteered to serve in the Vietnam War. Through that experience, felt he carried responsibility for much death & destruction. After his return to the US, he experienced years of unemployment, social isolation, violence & addiction. He began to walk a Buddhist path in 1990 leading him to become a Zen Buddhist Monk in the Japanese Soto Zen Tradition in August, 1995. Today Claude AnShin speaks publicly & leads retreats and meetings. He also visits religious & secular communities all over the world addressing the important topic: The cultures of violence and how they can become transformed. Tune in for an insightful & thought-provoking show.
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